Shane Lloyd is a diversity and inclusion practitioner with extensive experience in higher education, public health, and non-profit organizations. Shane is a highly sought-after facilitator and trainer for his workshops on various dimensions of social identity, expertise in the areas of race and socioeconomic class, and in depth knowledge of research in behavioral economics; psychology; organizational behavior; sociology; and public health. Shane is known for facilitating dynamic and interactive workshops that equip participants with the language, frameworks, and concrete action steps to advance inclusion. Over the course of his career, he has partnered with academic departments, HR units, and senior leadership teams to develop impactful short-term and long-term strategies aimed at ensuring that all members of an organizational environment can thrive and contribute in meaningful ways.
Prior to joining Cook Ross, Shane held positions at two of the nation’s leading academic institutions—Brown University and Yale University—coordinating programs for students of color to have a positive impact on their matriculation, transition to college, retention, and academic and co-curricular success. While in graduate school, Shane worked as a research assistant at the Rhode Island Department of Health in the Health Disparities and Access to Care Team. In this role, Shane worked on the five-year strategic plan to address diabetes in the state of Rhode Island, conducted needs assessments, performed data analysis for grant applications and reports, and established a health equity curriculum for state employees, which continues to this day and provides continuing education credits for participants.
Shane’s notable achievements include:
- 2018 appearance on the Netflix series, “Taking Up Space: Yale University”
- 2018 ARISE News television appearances as one of the foremost facilitators and speakers on topics of class and race
- 2017 Groundbreaker Award from the Eta Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
- 2017 Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale Edward Bouchet Ball Award for Advocacy and Service
- 2015 Brown University Bear Day Diversity in Excellence Award
Currently, Shane sits on the boards of Class Action, a national non-profit that promotes reflection and dialogue about social class, the New England Grassroots Environment Fund, and the Inman Page Council for Black Alumni of Brown University. Shane is a former board member of the Center for Mediation and Collaboration- Rhode Island. Shane holds a Master of Public Health degree from Brown University and a Bachelor’s in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University.